We need a conversation as a city to determine if we are comfortable asking park employees to take risks with their own long term health in order to perform landscaping tasks. Are the risks to waterways, insects, animals, and people worth it?Read more
There’s no excuse for Minneapolis Parks to continue utilizing pesticides that are known to be dangerous, like glyphosate, where kids play and wildlife forage when safe alternatives are well known.
For the health and safety of Minneapolis kids, to protect pollinators, and to move towards a sustainable future I will work to transition away from chemical pesticides and toward non-toxic management practices at Minneapolis parks.
Using compost to improve soil and strengthen plant immunity can drastically reduce pesticide use.
Our Minneapolis Park System can be the national leader in:
- Respect for ecosystems
- Pollinator habitat restoration and protection
- Organic parks management
- Restoration of native plants
- Nature trails and food forests that help reconnect humans to the natural world
Your vote for Russ Henry will support shifting Minneapolis Parks and help Minneapolis provide a model for environmental sustainability to our residents and a beacon for ecosystem respect and restoration nationwide.